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Video: Parrot unveil the MiniDrone at CES 2014

By Geoff Bowen,

Hovering gracefully in the air and undeterred by the throngs of journalists, the new MiniDrone from the folks at Parrot certainly stood out at the various evening shows at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The MiniDrone works on the… Read article

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Video: Orbotix announce Sphero 2B at CES 2014

By Geoff Bowen,

Whilst wondering around this year’s packed CES Unveiled, it was hard not to notice/trip-over the new Sphero 2B from the folks at Orbotix. The 2B is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of connected, app-controlled, toys. Taking on a… Read article

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Tamagotchi is back and this time it’s social

By Ian Barker,

Do you remember the 1990s? The decade of Generation X, Cool Britannia, raves, grunge, dressing down, Baywatch, roller blades and Tamagotchi. Ah yes, Tamagotchi, the digital pet that first launched in Japan in 1996 and took Britain by storm the… Read article

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Stay merry by avoiding the “12 Scams of Christmas”

By Geoff Bowen,

With office parties, present buying and general merriment – ’tis the season to be jolly. However, with all the pressures and distractions of Christmas, it’s the time of year that cyber criminals like to strike. It’s also the time when… Read article

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Dyson announce Airblade dB hand dryer, now 50% quieter

By Shem Pennant,

Who doesn’t like dry hands? Dyson have been at the forefront of bathroom technology since the introduction of their iconic (and polarising) Airblade machines. Personally I’ve been waiting for James and co to unleash their version of Demolition Man’s “Three… Read article

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5 Unusual “Back to School” Gadgets

By Gabrielle Pickard,

No sooner had it began, it’s coming to a close, much to the relief of worn-out parents everywhere. Yes, the summer holidays are drawing to an end, with shops now heavily laden with essential back to school clobber. Every year… Read article

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Orbotix Announce Launch of Sphero 2.0

By Shem Pennant,

Last year I had the privilege of playing with Sphero, a crazy little robot ball that you controlled with your smartphone or tablet. It was basically what TV promised us toys of the future would look like- alongside jetpacks and… Read article

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Samsung’s Smartwatch: What We (Might) Know So Far…

By Dave Jenkins,

Speculation, rumours and tech-entrenched chatter: recent leaks of Samsung’s possible smart watch patents have triggered gadget gossip on a scale last seen in late 2009 when talk of the iPad first surfaced. But while Apple stormed the tablet race, the… Read article